Pureed apple lends creaminess without adding fat to the dressing of this main-dish salad. Buy pre-grilled chicken strips, or use leftover roast chicken instead.
In the summer, you can grill the beef over charcoal, but this dish is just as good if you use an indoor grill. The sauce of dried plums simmered with beef broth and balsamic vinegar is the perfect complement.
Dried plums, cinnamon and red pepper give this braised chicken dish a Moroccan flavor. Serve with rice pilaf or couscous, and a crisp green salad.
California Dried Plums give flavor and moisture to these delicately spiced meatballs without adding extra fat. If fresh dill is hard to find, substitute one-half tablespoon of dried dill in the sauce.
This savory cornbread stuffing with dried plums, sausage, pecans and sage goes great with roast turkey, but it's so good you'll want to serve it all year round with pork, chicken, or just on its own.
Quick and easy our California Sunshine Chili will warm the cool autumn nights.
Sweet and tangy this pizza will surprise your taste buds.
A sauce of lightly curried fruit adds elegance to chicken breasts, yet it's so quick and easy it will become an everyday favorite.
Serve chicken curry over rice, with a variety of condiments, such as peanuts, coconut and chutney, that diners can add to their own taste.
Dried plums and a touch of balsamic vinegar combine in a sweet-tart sauce for chicken breasts. Serve with a whole-grain pilaf for added nutritional benefits.
A unique twist on the prune purée helps keep chicken moist and adds a touch of natural sweetness.
Quick and easy, tasty and tempting all describe our Chicken, Blue Cheese, and Dried Plum Pizza.
Slow simmering lets the pork absorb the complex flavors of chiles, orange and spices. Dried plums and an array of vegetables add the finishing touch.
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Brush a blend of dried plums, honey and vinegar onto pork spareribs for a tart and sweet glaze.
Add spinach and dried plums to creamy risotto for a dish that's great all on its own or to accompany roast chicken or pork.
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Strata, a savory bread pudding with dried plums, cheese and bacon, can stand on its own at breakfast or complement the main course at dinner.
Dried plums add rich flavor to this beef-based chili. Serve over spaghetti, Cincinnati-style.
This elegant recipe is worth the extra effort.
Simmering dried plums and apricots along with pork chops as they cook melds the flavors of this skillet supper to perfection.
Dried plums meet pork loin in a deliciously different stir-fry.
Looking for a healthier chicken recipe for dinner tonight? Chicken goes Moroccan when cooked with dried plums, cumin and cinnamon. Serve with couscous, and pass toasted almonds for sprinkling.
A sauce of port and dried plums is the elegant accompaniment to beef tenderloin steaks.
This variation of beef stew with carrots and dried plums is flavored with a touch of cider vinegar and ginger.
Penne pasta tossed with gorgonzola cheese, dried plums and pecans makes a nice variation on the usual tomato sauce. Walnuts can stand in for the pecans, for a change.
Traditional Mexican mole takes hours to make, but this version is quick and easy without sacrificing complexity of flavor. Dried plums, smoky chipotles and chocolate blend into a rich complement to grilled chicken, or enjoy the sauce with pork or beef.
There are dozens of variations on the grilled cheese sandwich, and this version with melted onions, dried plums and Gruyere cheese is one of the best.
Mix turkey, dried plums and celery with a light but zesty yogurt dressing and pile into whole-wheat pita for a healthy, satisfying salad pocket.
Beef brisket, braised until fork tender with carrots, sweet potatoes and dried plums, is a warming winter meal, especially when served with potato latkes or egg noodles.
Achieve peak performance with Indonesian Fried Rice, made with tofu, peanuts and nutrient-packed California Dried Plums.
A simple pork roast becomes extra-special when stuffed with dried plums. Fluffy couscous is the perfect accompaniment to this classic dish.
Baked fish goes Mexican with hints of cinnamon and cumin in a tomato and dried plum sauce. This recipe works best with firm-fleshed fish like halibut, snapper or sea bass.
Golden-hued curried couscous tossed with chicken, dried plums, tomatoes and almonds is lovely to look at and even better to eat on a warm summer day.
Looking for something to cook for dinner tonight? Try this healthier lamb recipe that incorporates dried plums. Fruit and meat often go hand-in-hand in Moroccan cuisine, as in this gently spiced lamb stew with dried plums. Serve with fluffy couscous and a sprinkling of sesame seed.
This hearty winter vegetable stew gets an extra boost of protein when it's served over quinoa, a nutritious grain from Peru.
Chicken and dressing bake separately so that each is done to perfection. Matzo makes an interesting change from the usual breadcrumbs in the dressing.
Kids will love this quick and healthful version of peanut butter sandwiches. Spread peanut butter on whole wheat bread, layer with bananas and dried plums, then top with a drizzle of honey and a sprinkling of cinnamon. A glass of milk rounds out the meal.
The combination of sweet onions and dried plums is wonderful with radicchio and toasted walnuts in this winter pasta dish. Whole wheat penne adds fiber as well as flavor.
Bell peppers, lime juice, dried plums and Jamaican jerk seasoning create a Caribbean flavor palette that's a natural with chicken. Serve with rice to soak up the sauce.
Turkey meatballs are baked instead of fried to make them lower in fat. Your guests will love them as a cocktail nibble with Cajun Dried Plum Barbecue Sauce.
Get ready for the swimsuit season with our plum juicy burger. Perfect for grilling, this moist juicy burger is also lower in fat to help you shape up for summer.
Ancho chili Plum Sauce is easy to make, yet deep and complex in flavor, the perfect complement to pork. It keeps up to a week in the refrigerator--serve the extra sauce later on with grilled chicken.
Pan-fry pork tenderloin, then whip up a pan sauce with onions, dried plums, honey and vinegar, with a touch of fresh mint for bold flavor.
A savory Italian pie filled with potatoes, mushrooms and dried plums is the perfect brunch dish, and makes a delicious light lunch served with a crisp green salad.
Recipe courtesy of California Prune Board in Korea.
Use whole-wheat penne for added fiber and flavor. Gorgonzola and dried plums make a satisfying alternative to tomato sauce.
When having friends over, we suggest stirring things up with a creamy risotto with arugula, radicchio and just the right touch of fruity sweetness from California Dried Plums. This easy, elegant recipe is sure to be a winner at your house, too.
An initial simmering renders much of the fat from the duck and creates a rich stock that forms the basis of the sauce. Dried plums and pearl onions are a natural pairing with the crisply roasted duck.
Pork loin garnished with chili-glazed plums is a stunning centerpiece for a dinner party or holiday gathering. The sweet and spicy flavors are complex and satisfying.
Chipotle tomato sauce gets its deep, rich flavor and a subtle sweetness from California Dried Plums, with the added benefit of dried plums’ antioxidant power and fiber. It goes great with roasted pork tenderloin, but why not try it with chicken, fish or even on pasta?
Grilled salmon really shines when served with a sauce of dried plums, aromatic spices and Marsala. If you don't have a grill, the sauce is also great with broiled salmon.
Simmer turkey sausage with tomatoes, dried plums and basil and serve over penne for a pasta dish that's hearty, yet low in fat.
Sausage simmered with apples and dried plums is equally satisfying for breakfast or for a light supper.
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Brown sugar and vinegar are the sweet and sour in this quick saute of sausage, apples and dried plums. It's a great change of pace from ham and eggs for a winter breakfast.
The bay leaves lend a subtle flavor to these kabobs--use fresh ones if you can. Serve one skewer as an appetizer, or 2 as an entree with rice pilaf and a salad.
Shrimp noodle bowls are packed with vegetables and sparked with the exotic flavors of Thai cuisine. Top with chopped peanuts for a great texture contrast.
Lettuce is the "wrap", a spicy ground turkey and dried plum mixture is the filling in this Asian-inspired dish. Sweet-and-tart dipping sauce completes the picture.
Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches have hit the mainstream, and this version with turkey meatballs is sure to become one of your favorites. California Dried Plum purée gives these spicy meatballs their moist texture, without adding fat.
Peanut butter gives a taste of Africa to this lamb stew, made with potatoes, dried plums and coconut milk. Serve with Curried Pistachio Couscous to soak up the sauce.
A soy sauce-based marinade flavors grilled chicken breast in this entree salad. The same marinade dresses the mixture of broccoli, carrots, bell peppers and dried plums that's served alongside.